WASHINGTON – On March 1, turkey eggs in incubators in the United States totaled 27.9 million, up 4% from March 1, 2010, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agricultural Statistics Board, US Department of Agriculture. Eggs in incubators were down 2% from the Feb. 1 total of 28.4 million eggs.

During February, turkey poults hatched in the US totaled 23.1 million, up 8% from February 2010. Poults hatched were down 4% from the January 2011 total of 24 million poults.

The 22.3 million net poults placed during February 2011 in the US were up 6% from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were down 1% from the January 2011 total of 22.6 million.